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Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning professional associations of British Columbia, recognize that climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on British Columbia's communities and ecosystems. We know the importance of both reducing the...
There’s already a 14-story timber tower. Why designers are pushing to re-embrace a construction material as old as human history. Think of a modern cityscape and any number of materials come to mind: the glass and steel of an office tower, the stately brick and stone of a townhouse, the asphalt pavement and stark concrete canyons of 20th-...
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal land could eventually have as severe an impact on North American lumber supply as the mountain pine beetle, RBC Capital Markets warned on Monday. The court’s unanimous decision on June 26 relates to a 30-year-plus land dispute between the Tsilhqot’in Nation and the British Columbia and...

Guest Columns

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Tailoring Rule, thereby addressing one of the key risks of the U.S....
This is a guest article by John Siegenthaler. BTEC, HeatSpring, and John are running a 10-week advanced design class on...
Between January and April 2012, the province of British Columbia was hit with a double shot of tragedy. In three months...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from...
On May 7, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced the Future Logging Careers Act (HR 4590), which would exempt loggers...

Industry News

Active Energy Group Plc (AIM:AEG), the London Stock Exchange AIM-listed international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products, and forestry management services, announces that it has...
Awards will support the development of eleven state wood energy teams and nine biomass energy projects The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (...
By Sue Retka Schill | Biomass Magazine TimberWest Forest Corp. is considering a $60 million pellet plant at Duke Point in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Planning is in preliminary stages, however,...
By Sue Retka Schill | Biomass Magazine Protocol Biomass Corp.’s proposed pellet mill for Prescott, Ontario, is nearing the final planning stages. “We will be in construction by the late...
by Amie Silverwood | Wood Business The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and ENsight Canada hosted an event to bring together Canadian, Australian, American, and...
Tembec, proud manufacturer of Kallima FSC®-certified Kallima Coated Cover paperboard, has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible...

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Two clearcuts are visible in this western Oregon photograph – a very recent harvest unit in the background and a replanted unit in the foreground. It is bordered by a mature stand of Douglas-fir that will be harvested in a few years. Rapid growth is visible on the tops of the seedlings in the foreground. Douglas-fir saplings can grow 3 to 4 feet a year.